The off-duty Passaic County sheriff’s officer, who witnessed a shooting on Belmont Avenue and began chasing the suspect through a backyard ultimately ending with a discharge of his service weapon, has been cleared by a grand jury, according to a public statement released last month by Passaic County prosecutor Camelia Valdes.
A city man has been arrested and accused of committing two armed robberies on East 22nd Street and Crosby Avenue, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office. Authorities said in the second armed robbery the suspect fired a handgun at the victim.
The busy Paterson emergency medical service is getting four new ambulances for $800,000, according to municipal officials. Funds to cover the purchase are coming from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
A city man was arrested early Thursday morning with a loaded handgun, heroin, and pills, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.
Prominent developer Charles Florio is offering more than a dozen rent-free apartments to police officers willing to live in the city’s roughest neighborhoods. He is starting with 15 apartments, he said.
Detectives arrested four people seizing more than 1,900 pills and recovering 11 pounds of cocaine during raids in Prospect Park and Lodi on Tuesday evening, said police director Jerry Speziale.
After being cleared by a grand jury in early January, police officer Haydee Santana has found her employment with the city’s police force in a state of limbo. She expected to return to duty following a fitness for duty exam; however, no such tests have been scheduled.